Rhode Island Association of Realtors http://ripr.org en The Bottom Line: Why More Homes Are Selling For More In RI http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-why-more-homes-are-selling-more-ri <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font color="#262626"><font face="Georgia, serif"><font style="font-size: 15pt">Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</font></font></font></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:11:12 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 30118 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Why More Homes Are Selling For More In RI Most Significant Decline In Rhode Island Home Sales In Over Two Years http://ripr.org/post/most-significant-decline-rhode-island-home-sales-over-two-years <p>The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says home sales were down eleven percent in the state during during November as compared to 2012.</p><p>The Realtors' Association says the decline in sales was the most significant lull in the past thirty months.</p><p>They say sales were likely down thanks in part to the federal government shutdown in October, and rising interest rates.</p><p>However, the median home price in Rhode Island was up three percent at $201,000.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:45:48 +0000 John Bender 27325 at http://ripr.org Home Sales Surging Back In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/home-sales-surging-back-rhode-island <p>October was another good month for home sales in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The sale of single family homes in Rhode Island rose 19 percent between October 2012 and October 2013. During the same time frame the median price rose from $200,000 to $204,000.&nbsp; Sales of condos rose 11 percent over the year and the median price is up 17 percent.</p><p>Rhode Island Association of Realtors president Robert Martin said growth in the housing market is slow and steady with no negatives.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:02:52 +0000 Flo Jonic 25429 at http://ripr.org Home Sales Surging Back In Rhode Island Government Shutdown Creating Some Obstacles For Homebuyers http://ripr.org/post/government-shutdown-creating-some-obstacles-homebuyers <p>The partial government shutdown is proving to be a problem for some American home buyers.&nbsp; Most lenders require income verification through the IRS.&nbsp; The verification requirement is problematic because most IRS functions have been suspended.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Victoria Doran, president of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, says it hasn&rsquo;t caused a logjam yet but will if the government shutdown continues much longer.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:02:50 +0000 Flo Jonic 23178 at http://ripr.org July Was a Good Month for Rhode Island Realtors http://ripr.org/post/july-was-good-month-rhode-island-realtors <p>Rhode Island real estate agents had a good July.&nbsp; Both median prices and sales are up significantly from where they were a year ago.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Sales of existing single family homes rose 22 percent from July of 2012 until this July, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. During the same time frame, the median price rose four percent --&nbsp; from $207,000 to $216,000.&nbsp; July was the 10<sup>th</sup> straight month of increase in the median price.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:41:39 +0000 Flo Jonic 20455 at http://ripr.org RI Reaches Balance Between Buyers and Sellers in Home Sales http://ripr.org/post/ri-reaches-balance-between-buyers-and-sellers-home-sales <p>The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says the state has reached a critical milestone.</p><p>After years of excess supply, Rhode Island now has a six-month inventory of homes on the market, which is considered a balanced alignment between supply and demand.&nbsp; Rhode&nbsp; Island Association of Realtors president Victoria Doran said homeowners can expect to see prices rise as the supply dwindles.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:14:31 +0000 Flo Jonic 17484 at http://ripr.org Homes Sales in Rhode Island the Strongest in Four Years http://ripr.org/post/homes-sales-rhode-island-strongest-four-years <p>The president of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors says sales are stronger this spring than they’ve been in four years. It’s still a buyer’s market – but that could be about to change.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:31:53 +0000 Flo Jonic 16060 at http://ripr.org Good Signs for Ocean State Housing Market http://ripr.org/post/good-signs-ocean-state-housing-market <p></p><p>Rhode Island’s real estate market is roaring back to life. Home prices rose by double digits in February.</p><p></p><p></p><p>If you’ve been holding back putting your home on the market because of depressed prices, it might be time to re-think that decision. The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says home prices rose 12 percent between February 2011 and February 2012.&nbsp; The median price increased from $170,000 to nearly $190,000. It was the fifth consecutive month of price gains.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:29:21 +0000 Flo Jonic 12767 at http://ripr.org Housing rebounds in RI http://ripr.org/post/housing-rebounds-ri <p>The fourth quarter report on housing sales in Rhode Island during 2012 is filled with good news.&nbsp; The report issued by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors says that median prices for single-family homes, multi-family home and condominiums all increased. In addition foreclosures and short sales dropped for all three categories.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>In the single-family home market the Association reports sales activity went up by 25 percent and the median price increased five-percent to 195-thousand-dollars.&nbsp; The market between buyers and sellers was evenly matched.<br> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:24:52 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9051 at http://ripr.org